An attempt has been made to present the indications for transfusion in a dogmatic way, in the realisation that although some of the points dealt with are mildly controversial, there is much to be said for approaching so vital and often urgent a matter with definite direction rather than indefinite discourse. Stress is laid on the limitations of the method, with special reference to the response to be expected per pint transfused.
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